Setting git on aws EC2 instance

Launch an EC2 instance of type Amazon Linux AMI from your aws console.

SSH into your ec2 instance
ssh -i ec2-user@my_ec2_ip_address

Update the instance
sudo yum update -y

install developer tools
sudo yum groupinstall -y "Development Tools"

install git
sudo yum install git

checkout the source code
git clone https://my.git.repo.git
cd my_local_git_folder
git checkout -f branch_to_cjeckout